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Christopher Newport College Records

Identifier: UA 87

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Scope and Contents

Series 1: Acc. 1984.069: This series contains Budgets, from 1963-1976, and capital outlay requests from 1966-1972, that were submitted to the Virginia State Legislature. They include appropriations requests and justifications.

Series 2: This series contains publications produced by Christopher Newport from 1959-1977. The inventory for this accession is available below in the finding aid/inventory section of this finding aid.


  • Creation: 1959-1977


Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The General Assembly of Virginia established Christopher Newport College as a non-residential branch college of The College of William and Mary in 1960. Christopher Newport College was authorized by the Board of Visitors of The College of William and Mary to offer a lower-level undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. In 1969, the Board of Visitors received approval from the General Assembly to add upper-level bachelor's programs and award Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees. Christopher Newport College was established as a four-year baccalaureate institution independent of The College of William and Mary in 1976. CNC's first Board of Visitors was appointed by the Governor on July 1, 1977. In 1990, the General Assembly authorized CNC to offer degrees at the master's level. Christopher Newport College became Christopher Newport University July 1, 1992.


1.20 Linear Feet



Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Portions of this collection are stored offsite. Consult staff for assistance.

Custodial History:

The provenance of the material that was removed from the University Archives Publications Collection related to Christopher Newport College is not documented.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1984.069 was received on 9/26/1984.


Future accruals are not expected.

Related Materials:

See also the University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8), records of the Office of the President (UA 2), and other administrative records.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository